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've been a fish or a bird or a game species of some kind or a forest. when we think about the environment and our place and i come the species of concern became us. what we do to the environment and what we do to ourselves in the process. so i think when i looked back five decades in the rearview mirror, we can actually see the beginnings of this change in the way we think about the national world. michael rachel carson fault line come a tipping point between these two things. she had a strong presence in conservation movement, which i'll talk about in a moment and was really an affect the founder of the modern environmental movement. i think it's possible to actually point to a specific moment in time when that happened, when we began to think differently about the environment and our relation to it. it came in the late summer of 1962 about a month before rachel "silent spring" is an unpublished. in june of 1962 come at the yorker published three long excerpts. through the course of the summary huge controversy flared up around the book and people began to take sides on it and people beg
in people and environments, so one study she did was with also in richmond california to looking at the different levels of chemicals, diesel exhaust in richmond which you would expect to be very different, and she's going to help us see if we can build a study, so this was a great thing that you brought to our attention. >> i start to think about it over the years but especially working in an airport and now in an actively working diesel pump station. >> and it's not something you have any control over, and that's the same kind of fragmentation we're seeing at all levels, it's hard to make changes when jurisdictions move. >> but if i could get her contact information or something after the presentation, that would be great. >> okay, cool. >> i had two questions, one is you were just saying to use glass when you're cooking or microwave, what about -- i was told before that you could use plastic for the refrigerator or storage, are you saying avoid plastics all together for food storage, and then the second question is water bottles, say for instance i have a case of like costco
, tony testified in front of the environment and public works committee on why we need to pass and get the safe cosmetics out there on the floor of that senate, he did a fantastic job and i stole this off the video which is archiving, you can watch it, and this act would call for quick action on the chemicals of greatest concern, would increase access to basic health and safety information on chemicals, would use the best science to assess safety, so not old science but new science, would seek to protect vulnerable populations like we talked about way back when, right, prenatally and in pregnancy, those ones that are maybe more vulnerable to chemical exposures and also to reduce exposures in communities with unfair burden of exposures, we know that very often, poor communities, communities of color, communities with less resources are exposed to higher levels of chemicals so we have to reduce that unfair burden because they already have enough unfair burden, so that calls for some comprehensive changes and we want to see those happen. the senate is not likely to reconvene and vote on t
to create a environment that will make you spend a lot more money. don, i always say the psychology is meeting the environmental forces. you only have to adjust the environment a little bit to change your behavior. it can be used for positive or for corporations to get us to dig into our pocketbooks. >> and they serve you coffee, because it gives you a rush in the restaurant. >> they wish they could serve you wine. >> well, listen about christmas, if they have discovered that holiday music actually makes you buy more. but fast-paced upbeat holiday music doesn't. you need to put on slow to medium-paced music and will spend a lot more. even since, one study in switzerland shows that if they infuse the air of the store with just a light orange scent, shoppers spend even more, so really, we're being highly manipulated when we walk into a mall. >> we're going a little bit off the story, but there was a survey not that long ago, about a man who smells like cinnamon rolls, women are attracted to them. but maybe it is the other way around, the men that came in a woman's home, smelled the ci
it is good for the environment and possibly good for you. silk worm, stir fried with sugar and just a dash of pepper. >> they have a texture like popcorn, and they have a creamy center. >> bon appetit. this is a where patrons are served bugs, on purpose. chili pepper seasoned crickets, even scorpions on toast. >> they have the stinger in them, but they're dried. >> they are just one of 1700 bugs that are safe for people to consume. it is still a novelty here, but in most of the world, they're a part of the diet. they had a global conference on eating bugs, suggesting it could be a solution to hunger. >> i don't know why the united states doesn't eat them, they are actually healthy for them. >> and he is right, insects are high in protein, and low in cholesterol, take a cricket, for example, a six-ounce serving has 60% less fat as the same serving of ground beef. these potatoes are not complete without adding dried ants. >> they are a little sour, they have a hint of black pepper to them. >> they also have fourteen grams of protein, with the idea, the rest of the world just may be on to som
but it has bigger effects because it's going to reduce the overall load of pesticides in our environment that workers and farmers are exposed to and make our way into our air and water so those are important reductions that go beyond our own home and can affect everybody's health. some tips there are to choose hormone-free meats and milks in particular, to go with organic dried beans or organic frozen fruits or vegetables, some of our colleagues have the dirty dozen of foods to almost always buy organic and the clean 15, which are foods that you can kind of skip the organic because they have a stronger protective, like a ban ban na which has such a big peel, keeps those pesticides out, so if you're working on an economy of scale, you know, go with organic with the ones that have the highest levels of pesticides. our website has a link to those tips so i can show you where that would be. and now we're going to pop into the living room and talk about flame retardants which are an important issue for any firefighters who are working in the field because it's those burns that are going to cr
a look at bugs. seriously, bugs, as a health food. they say it's good for the environment and possibly good for you. silk warm larva stir fried with soy, sugar and just a dash of white pepper. >> the silt worms have the texture of popcorn and a creamy center. >> this thai food restaurant is one of a happenndful here in ama that serve patrons bugs on purpose. chili pepper seasoned scorpions. >> scorpions still have the stingers in them, but they are dry to the poison is neutralized. >> scorpions are just one of 1700 bugs that are safe for people to consume. it's still a novelty here in the states, but insects are part of a daily diet in most of the world. earlier this year, the world. earlier this year the united nations held a global conference on the benefits of eating insettings, even suggest it might be a good solution to world hunger. >> i don't know why the united states doesn't eat insects. they're very healthy for you. >> he is right. insects are high in protein, low in fat and cholesterol. take a cricket, for example. a six ounce serving of these crunchy bugs have 60% less satu
gasoline for at least half that time. state environment records show. nitrogen oxide emissions have returned to normal at the refinery, a full week before it was reported to have come back online. really? similarly, chevron's richmond refinery was reported down for maintenance for two weeks in may, right, that's what we were told, but emissions data suggests the refinery never ceased operation. shell's refinery in martinez and chevron's in richmond were supposedly offline not making anything so gas prices had to go up. one report concludes actually they were up and running. what? they just didn't want to say so? everybody knows how supply and demand works. in this case if supply and demand do not explain what was going on here, that's a scandal. that had a huge economic impact. were the refinery companies lying about this just to boost prices up and pocket the difference? does this happen all over the country? what's going on here? and what tools do we have to figure it out if we are being suckered? we do have ta tool. it lives in the department of justice. six western senators are
, they face a radically changed social media environment where youtube videos spread virally across the internet. >> a regular flu shot gone horribly wrong. >> these people were much more likely to believe something they had seen on youtube than the centers for disease control and the fda. that's a little frightening. >> tonight, frontline reports on the science and politics of the bitter "vaccine war." >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.and by the corporatir public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardian of the public interest. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund. with grants from scott nathan and laura debonis, and the hagler family. >> what a cute little face. aww, here we come. it's a girl! >> yeah! >>
, fish move through the water and say those are natural ways to move through an environment and they don't stand out. that's really what you're seeing sort of the next level of these drones. >> almost clandestine drones. almost like men in black really. i watched a real life men in black with you, chris, it feels like. always a pleasure. >> yeah. >>> and we have a short break. see you right after. >>> new york city police officers often see homeless people. but one officer could not get the image of a shoeless man on a very bitter cold night out of his mind. so he decided to do something. here is mary snow. >> reporter: had it not been for a tourist from arizona who snapped this photo with her cell phone, officer lawrence deprimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. tourist jennifer foster e-mailed the photo to the nypd, who posted it to their facebook page. tens of thousands of comments followed like this one. in time when our hearts are in despair and we are bombarded with bad news it is the human spirit and acts of kindness who really define who
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